'Be aware', warns police after three burglaries in Cramlington

Police warn people to 'be aware' after three burglaries occur in one day in Cramlington, which they are treating as connected. Credit: Daniel Maurer/dpa

Police are appealing for witnesses following three house burglaries reported in Cramlington, Northumberland.

The burglaries took place on January 10th, with the first in the morning at an address in Langdale Drive. Offenders entered the rear garden and smashed a kitchen window before going inside. They stole a camera with lens and camera bag, a black leather wallet with credit cards and cash.

The second occurred at an address in Melling Road, when offenders entered the rear garden and smashed a garage window to gain entry to the house. They stole a laptop, bottle of port and camera.

The third took at a house in Linsdale Walk. Again a downstairs window was smashed. It is unknown at this time if anything was stolen.

In all three crimes offenders left without being seen. Police are treating all three offences as linked.

Neighbourhood Acting Inspector Garry Neill said:

"We're asking people to be aware that these types of crimes are happening, two of them during the daytime, and all when offenders smashed glass, making a noise to commit burglary.

"We want to ask people to be vigilant in Cramlington and report any suspicious behaviour, especially any noise of glass breaking.

"We'd appeal for anyone who was in the areas at the relevant times where these burglaries have taken place to contact police if they have any information. Officers also want to hear from anyone who may be offered these items of stolen property for sale."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 815 of 10/01/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.